I was a pretty
good student; meaning I always did what was right. Never skip school, did the
homework, used study hall time for doing homework, writing letters to friends,
so on and so forth but never would I lay my head down on the table to rest...I
couldn't understand how other students could do that. In high school I studied
martial arts. On the day of my OBE I was very tired out from the nights before
karate class. I was sitting in study hall doing my best to stay awake. I
thought to myself. Well I have seen others sleep in here I think I will just lay
my head down on my arms and just rest for a few minutes. Time went faster then
I had realized. I heard the hour bell ring to let us know we could get up and
move onto our next class. I was fully aware the bell had rung and I could hear
the moving of chairs and the shuffling of feet and idle chit chat from the other
students as they prepared and left the room we were in. I kept thinking to
myself "Surely someone will bump me on their way out, or maybe wake me up some
how so I can get up and go to my next class." Neither happened. I sat there
in my chair with my head resting on my folded arms trying so hard to get my
person to wake to stand. I was trying so hard to stand when I suddenly became
aware that much time had passed. So I turned to look at the clock on the wall
behind me. I had to make sure I was not going to be late for my next class. We
had five minutes passing time to get from one class to the other. I seen the
time and I had been sitting there for two or three minutes of my passing time.
I thought to myself "I don't have much time left to get to speech class. that I
had better get my books and hurry along" I turned back from looking at the
clock to pick my books up from the table when I seen my person still sitting in
the chair with my head still resting on my folded arms. I was a bit startled,
by seeing this. Not because my body was still sitting there and I was behind me
seeing it. but still the urgency of getting to my other class so I would not get
in trouble by my teacher. Or worse yet be sent to the principals office and
then my mom finding out. I reached down with my hands and tried to grab my
bodies shoulders and pull myself to my feet. I couldn't get my body to
budge...After several attempts of this I found myself back in my body. I was
aware of the change so I forced myself to my feet. Though I or my body rather
felt heavy. It took much effort to stand. I picked up my books and headed for
the hallway. When I entered the hall it was full of other students hurrying to
their own classes. I moved quickly to the center of the hall way trying to get
out of every ones way. I turned my head to the right and acknowledged the
nurses office. I then looked forward again. I just stood there watching others
walking down the hall. I looked at one girl in particular and I watched her
hurrying along with the rest. I remember feeling a closeness to her. Then I
noticed her close. She was wearing clothes similar to mine. I noticed her long
hair and thinking it was nice but needed combed. As I allowed my eyes to follow
down her frame I realized she had a comb hanging out of her pocket like
me...Then I seen it. The chromed motorcycle chain that a friend gave me that I
used as a belt. I took a quick glance back to my right and I could still see
the nurses station, then looked quickly back in front of me. That is when I
noticed I was still standing in the same spot of the hall way. I then noticed
that the other students that was passing me, was not only walking pass me...but
through me. I looked further up to see the girl again. She was getting further
from me. I remember thinking "I have to catch her before she turns the corner,
because if I don't I could loose her and not get back in my body." At that
moment I began moving. not walking, but levitating/floating. As I moved I
noticed a frame best I can describe is like the pleated door way going from the
building into an airplane" but the shape of my body. Each time I would pass one
of the frames (pleats) I would hear a slight whoosh sound. I kept watching my
body as it was walking and became more afraid of it turning the corner and
loosing it that the speed of my floating increased until I was moving at a high
speed...still passing the frames "pleats". Only now it feels like im picking
them up along the way. Like they were becoming part of me that I was leaving
behind as I walked away. The faster I would go the louder the whooshing sounds
became as I joined up with each frame. Just as my body turned the corner to go
down the next hall way I rushed around the corner and went crashing into my
body. The joining of me and my body was such a hard impact that I heard a loud
crashing/bang in my head then I lost my balance and fell into the lockers at my
bodies side. I was rather dazed the entire next hour of my class. I really
didn't give it much thought as to being out of my body just more trying to
understand what on earth had happened to me. Trying to make sense of it all.
It took years before I told anyone about it. but I tried to read as books I
could find in the school library that might give me some idea of it all. To
this day I have never been able to leave my body like that. I have noticed that
I have had OBE's while I was sleeping only because I woke up several times
coming back from some journey. Even after all these years I still remember this
event as if it happened just yesterday.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I became fully aware that my body was walking away from me, I could hear the familiar sounds of the busy hall ways. So I would say I was very conscious and alert but just afraid of not getting back to my body.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Not dream like...but confusing. I think only because I was so afraid of not getting to my body or getting to class on time and getting into trouble.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I did not concern my self of any clothing of "Me" at the time...but when I was trying to get my body to stand my hands looked real and functional. even though I couldn't grab or make "real" contact with my body. I remember at one point I viewed my body as "her" ..feeling an attachment but not feeling it to be "me".
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Fear. mainly because I was afraid if "she"...at the same time "My body" was going to go away and be lost. It was more a fear of getting into trouble if I didn't make it to class. The actual experience did not occur to me to be afraid.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No, just the whooshing sound each time I would pass one of my frames and picking it up to become a part of me then the crashing sound inside my head as I slammed into my body.
LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? No
Did you see a light? No only that of the school itself
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes
Yes only to trying to move physical object when I tried to grab my shoulders and pull myself from the chair. No to visiting
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Uncertain Only me falling into the lockers next to. as I hit back into my body and I fell into the lockers one of the kids next to me stared at me like I was crazy. but nothing else.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Uncertain The sounds in the hall of the other students was very loud to my ears. And it was if I could hear conversations that others were having. but I did not take time to concentrate on them as I was afraid of loosing my body.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes Very much so...I felt as though I was responsible for her. I had to get back to her to help her not get lost. Even though I knew "her" was me..
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes Even as a small child I was able to talk with my great grandmother that had passed when I was 5 or 6..But it seemed after my event I could hear conversations that others were having but they would be far away from me. I found that in some instances I could hear what others were thinking. As time passed and I got older I learned I could do so many other things...like hear a voice talk to me in my right ear as well as other things
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No No real changes other then the thirst for knowledge to understand what had happened and what was happening to me.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? Daily life. it opened a whole new world to me so I read books to understand and found that the more knowledge I gained to the more was revealed to me to the point that I have relied on my feelings and such to guide me in the right direction and away from things that could rotationally cause me harm
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain As I have said before I had always talked with my great grandmother. but I wonder if the experiences that I have had later in life is a direct result of this experience almost the opening of a door to a whole new world or if these other things would have come to me anyway.. Im unsure.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes yes I have ..but it took years for me to tell. Most would look at me like I was nuts. I have always felt like an out sider anyway and that just isolated me that much more. I have since learned to find out if they open to such things before I tell them now.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? I was a typical confused teenager even a loner to begin with and this experience made me even more so confused and that much of a loner. I mean who was I to tell that would believe me and not think I was crazy or on drugs of some type. That was the last I needed
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The worse part was the fear of not catching back up and rejoining with my body. The best part was that I had the experience..
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? Uncertain Sitting in a laundry mat waiting for clothes to dry I was reading a book. all a sudden the top of my skull lifted off and my brain was exposed. A black and white cloud swirled above me. Lightning bolts shot from the clouds onto my brain. I suddenly was filled with all kinds of knowledge. Then I was shown the mathematical equation for the forth and fifth dimensions, but the moment I asked the question "Are we suppose to know this?" The knowledge of the dimensions was taking from me, the lightning stopped, the clouds went away and the top of my skull was back in place. I can remember that the equation had numbers and letters and was fairly long but every time I try to concentrate on it, it will not show itself clear. Then another time I placed my hand on a large Christmas gift and innocently asked myself "I wonder what is in here" I walked away into the bathroom and began bushing my teeth. next I know im standing at a local department store in front of shelves of large different colored jewelry boxes. I said "o.k. now in know what is in the box. which one is mine" A light came on from above me and shown down on one box. then the box moved slowly out from the others. I then said "ok, now I know which one is mine" At that moment the box moved back on the shelf, the light turned off and I was back in my bathroom still brushing my teeth. The gift was exactly as I had seen it to be...there has been more things like this to happen to me but again not sure if it is a result of the OBE or if it would have happened to me in time.
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes So much more I could share that has happened to me in my life but I don't wish to over load the writing areas...but again I say not sure if the OBE was a result of the gifts that has been giving to me or if it would have come to me in time.
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire. from the age of 16/17 to the age of 44..im still trying to learn of all the things that I have experienced it is all about so I wouldn't even try to know what questions should be or could be asked. I guess just like this. a place that a person can come to and share all the unexplained things in their life can help to make a person feel less of a freak and more of a real person...I thank you all for this site. I look forward to learning much from your words and the words of those that come here to share as well.....Thank you